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Top spy joins Morrison on Vanuatu trip

Jan 17, 2019 - Australian Financial Review

Australia's top spy, Nick Warner, has accompanied Prime Minister Scott Morrison to Vanuatu, in a further sign that Australia is pushing back against China's rising influence in the South Pacific.

Mr Warner, director-general of the Office of National Intelligence, was in Vanuatu for bilateral meetings with Mr Morrison, who held talks with Prime Minister Charlot Salwai and government and community leaders on Wednesday. Following a report last year that Vanuatu was in secret preliminary talks...